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Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and at the Department of Orthopedics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Harris specializes in comparative genetics and genomics focusing on the regulation of skeletogenesis and form. His work uses experimental models of vertebrate development, centering on the zebrafish as a platform for discovery of novel gene functions in development. Similarly, through comparative genomic approaches, his group identifies genetic networks regulating unique properties of development exposed through natural selection. Dr. Harris trained in the lab of Dr. John Fallon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and with Dr. Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard at the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tuebingen, Germany.
Dr. Juhee Jeong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pathobiology at New York University College of Dentistry. Her research is on prenatal development of the craniofacial complex, and uses mouse genetics and genomics as main approaches. She has studied roles of multiple transcription factors in patterning craniofacial mesenchyme in mouse embryos. Current research tries to elucidate the genetic regulation of early-stage development of the calvaria (top part of the skull), which can help understand pathogenesis of calvarial birth defects such as craniosynostosis.
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